A Native American tribe says it has reached an agreement to buy land it considers sacred in South Dakota's picturesque Black Hills, ending weeks of worry about possible development on the land.
Tribe President Cyril Scott says in a statement obtained by the Associated Press that the Rosebud Sioux's bid on nearly 2,000 acres of pristine prairie grass was accepted by the land's owners. The tribe has deposited $900,000 as an earnest deposit. Scott says the remaining $8.1 million of the agreed-upon $9 million purchase price has to be paid by Nov. 9.
Plans to auction off the land prompted outcry from the Great Sioux Nation because the land plays a key role in the creation story of the tribes. Scott says the owners invited private parties to bid instead.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Education Funding
Fired GEAR UP Worker Defends Stacy Phelps
Bison Ranch Owner By Turner Gets Permit For Feedlot Addition
- 3.Development, Flooding
City Of Sioux Falls Buying Homes In Area that Floods
Thanksgiving 2015: Cheap Gas But Fears Of Terrorism
- 5.Retail & Restaurants
SD Attorney General Urges Residents To Be Careful Shoppers
Gas Prices Impact On Delivery Services
- 7.Retail & Restaurants, Shops
Best Days To Get A Deal
- 8.Education Funding
Black Hills State University Selected To Administer GEAR UP Program For Regents
- 9.Retail & Restaurants
Mayor Declares Small Business Saturday In Sioux Falls
- 10.Retail & Restaurants, Shops
Sioux Falls To Celebrate 'Small Business Saturday'